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Daniel Bard
Popularity: ↑ 19%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 197LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #28, Boston Red Sox | UNC Chapel Hill
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 4 2 3.65 23 0 6 24.2 27 1.30
6 Seasons 14 21 3.67 234 10 11 282.0 279 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 23 4-2 3.65 24.2 27 1.30
6 Seasons 234 14-21 3.67 282.0 279 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 404 66 5 7.6 90.1 10.5 31.8 .229 .369 .296 .304 .361 47 25.5 9.4 3.65 3.93
404 66 5 7.6 90.1 10.5 31.8 .229 .369 .296 .304 .361 47 25.5 9.4
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.6%) ,
Slider
(30.9%) ,
Sinker
(14.9%) ,
Changeup
(12.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 168 41 127 41.6 97.1 45 40 10 7 2 0 1 14 26 .250 .243 .375 .404 .315 .323 94.7 10 2707 28.6 24.1
2020 Slider 125 71 54 30.9 87.6 37 34 8 5 2 0 1 11 23 .235 .206 .382 .373 .297 .282 86.8 21 2815 32.3 28.2
2020 Sinker 60 38 22 14.9 97.0 15 12 3 3 0 0 0 1 11 .250 .258 .250 .293 .318 .340 90.1 -2 2567 20.7 9.1
2020 Changeup 51 14 37 12.6 89.7 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 .143 .210 .143 .277 .126 .220 82.6 -9 2126 27.8 8.3
2013 4-Seam Fastball 21 6 15 77.8 94.1 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .250 .378 33.3 50.0
2013 Sinker 4 4 0 14.8 95.6
2013 Slider 2 2 0 7.4 82.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup COL R 51 89.7 35.3 5.1 17 16.2 1 7
2020 Slider COL R 125 87.6 34 0.9 3 6.2 2.2 56
2020 4-Seamer COL R 168 97.1 17.7 -3.4 -24 8 -0.8 -9
2020 Sinker COL R 59 96.9 21.6 0.6 3 15.1 -1.1 -7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Changeup -1.6 -1 51 12.6 7 .143 .143 .129 27.8 14.3 8.3 .21 .277 .22 0
2020 Sinker -1.8 -1 60 14.9 15 .25 .25 .32 20.7 6.7 9.1 .258 .293 .338 36.4
2020 Slider -3 -4 125 30.9 37 .235 .382 .3 32.3 29.7 28.2 .206 .373 .281 39.1
2020 4-Seamer -0.1 0 168 41.6 45 .25 .375 .318 28.6 31.1 24.1 .243 .404 .322 69.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Sinker 57 96.9 79 17.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 115 87.5 37 6.7 10:00 9:00 60
2020 Changeup 48 89.7 90 17.1 2:30 3:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 159 97.1 77 13.6 1:30 1:15 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 104 404 -5 -6 3 3 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 404 54.7 68.8 77 24 50 46.3 57.5 48.5 28.6 8.7 74.3
404 54.7 68.8 77 24 50 46.3 57.5 48.5 28.6 8.7 74.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 48.5 18.2 27.3 6.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 1.5 40.9 21.2 21.2 6.1 7.6
48.5 18.2 27.3 6.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 1.5 40.9 21.2 21.2 6.1 7.6
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 58 58 62 63 42 56 43 19 6 62 41 64 58 96 99
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.8 2 3 -1 1 3 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 3 3 2 4 3 4 4 3 1 3 4 1 3 3 4 2 3 3 3 1 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 104 .296 48 0 0.0 56 24 42.9

Pitch Distribution